Hi, my gorgeous girls! Today, we’re going to delve into the subtle cues and unmistakable signs that may indicate a Leo man is using you or taking advantage of your genuine affection.
Are you currently seeing a Leo man? Do you ever wonder what his intentions are and if he is actually being real with you? Wondering how to know a Leo man is playing you comes up a lot when I speak to my clients.
It seems like a lot of women think these men are too good to be true, and there must be some kind of catch like him possibly using you for his own benefit. But is this actually the truth?
This is why it is so important to know the signs a Leo man is using you. If you think this might be happening to you, then you have found the perfect place for some insight. Keep on reading to find out all the warning signs a Leo man is using you.
Do Leos Play Mind Games? Are They Players?
Leo men are known for their charming and charismatic nature, which can sometimes lead to mind games or playing with emotions. These guys are very popular, especially amongst the ladies, and they often enjoy the attention and adoration that comes with it.
A Leo man is definitely capable of being a player and using manipulative tactics to get what he wants. Leo men thrive on admiration and validation, and they may use their charm to manipulate others into fulfilling their desires.
Because they have such a deep need for attention and admiration, Leo men may engage in mind games or use their charismatic nature to keep you hooked while they fulfill their own selfish needs. This means either using you for what he wants or hooking up with other people behind your back.
Of course, not all Leo men are built this way, and it is important to remember that individuals vary in their behavior and intentions. However, it is still good to know what the signs are if a Leo man is playing you.
How To Know When A Leo Man Is Playing You
It is crucial to be aware of the warning signs that indicate a Leo man is using you.
One of the first signs to look out for is inconsistency in his actions and words. If he promises you the world one day and then suddenly withdraws, leaving you confused and unsure of where you stand, it could be a clear indication of manipulation.
Pay attention to how he treats you when others are around versus when you are alone. Does he shower you with affection and attention in public, only to become distant and aloof behind closed doors?
Here are some of the warning signs a Leo man is using you:
7 Warning Signs A Leo Man Is Using You
He Is Selfish
A Leo man who is using you will prioritize his own needs and desires above yours. His actions will always revolve around what benefits him, without considering your feelings or well-being. You may notice that he seldom takes your opinions or desires into account when making decisions, and he may even dismiss them altogether.
This selfish behavior is a clear sign that he is using you for his own gratification without any regard for your happiness. He will make it clear that he only cares about himself and his own needs, regardless of what you say or feel.
He Makes Empty Promises
Another warning sign to look out for is when a Leo man consistently makes empty promises. He may use his charming words to captivate you and make you believe that he has your best interests at heart. However, when it comes down to following through on his promises, he always falls short or comes up with excuses.
This pattern of making empty promises not only shows a lack of respect for your feelings but also reveals his manipulative nature. He knows that by making grand gestures and offering false hope, he can keep you hooked and string you along without ever having to truly commit.
Furthermore, when a Leo man is using you, he will often display a lack of empathy towards your needs and emotions. He may dismiss your concerns or trivialize your feelings, making you feel invalidated and unheard.
This lack of emotional support is a clear indication that your well-being is not a priority to him. In addition, observe how he handles conflicts or disagreements within the relationship.
He’s Emotionally Inaccessible
One of the signs that a Leo man is leading you on is when he becomes emotionally inaccessible. He may avoid deep conversations or topics that require emotional vulnerability and instead focus on surface-level interactions.
He may also show a lack of empathy and understanding towards your feelings, dismissing them as unimportant or not worthy of his attention. You might want to get closer to him, but all he does is shut you out and make you feel like a stranger.
His emotional unavailability can be distressing and frustrating, leaving you feeling unsupported and unheard in the relationship. It is important to recognize that a healthy and fulfilling relationship requires emotional connection and openness from both partners.
His Communication Is Terrible
When a Leo man is playing you, you may notice that his communication is inconsistent or lacking. He may only reach out to you when it’s convenient for him or when he wants something from you. His messages may be short and impersonal, giving you the impression that he’s not truly invested in the conversation.
Furthermore, a Leo man may frequently ignore your messages or take a long time to respond, leaving you feeling unimportant and disregarded. This lack of consistent and meaningful communication is a clear sign that he is using you. A genuine connection requires open and honest communication, where both partners feel heard and valued.
If your Leo man only communicates with you sporadically or fails to engage in meaningful conversations, it suggests that he’s not truly interested in building a genuine connection with you and is using you for his own selfish motives.
He Acts Differently In Public
Another warning sign that a Leo man is using you is when he acts differently in public compared to how he behaves in private. In private, this fire Zodiac sign may be affectionate and attentive, making you feel special and loved.
But when you’re in public together, he may act distant or even ignore you. This can be a clear indication that he is not genuinely invested in the relationship and is using you for his own benefit.
The reverse of this is also true, you might be successful in your own right and he knows that being seen with you can benefit him in some way, so he pretends to be in a relationship with you in public, but behind closed doors, his actions indicate that he’s not truly committed or interested in a genuine partnership.
Furthermore, pay attention to how he treats you in public and around other people. A Leo man who is playing you may only show affection or acknowledgment of your presence when it benefits him socially. He may be more interested in projecting a certain image or gaining attention from others rather than genuinely valuing your company.
If you have had enough of dealing with his going hot and cold behavior, I strongly recommend checking out my 30-day Leo Man Love Challenge… It will set you on the right path with your Leo guy.
You Only Hear From Him When He Wants Something
One of the clearest signs that a Leo man is using you is when you only hear from him when he wants something. He may reach out to you solely when he needs a favor, financial assistance, emotional support, or any other form of help. This type of behavior indicates that he is using you for his own personal gains and does not truly value you as a person or as a partner.
Some of these ways may be covert because the most obvious sign is when he wants sex, so really pay attention when you hear from him. Is it because he genuinely likes you and wants to spend time with you, or is it solely for his own pleasure and satisfaction? What is he gaining from the interaction and what is he getting out of it?
Furthermore, it’s important to analyze the underlying motives behind his actions. Does he genuinely care about your well-being and happiness, or is he simply using you to fulfill his own desires?
Take note of whether he shows genuine interest in you outside of these specific moments when he needs something. Does he ask about your day? Does he make an effort to spend quality time with you without any ulterior motives?
Another aspect to consider is how he treats you during these interactions. Does he show appreciation and gratitude for your help, or does he take it for granted? A Leo man using you may not express genuine gratitude for your assistance and may even act entitled or dismissive towards you.
He Doesn’t Make an Effort to Get to Know You
Another warning sign that a Leo man is using you is when he doesn’t make an effort to get to know you. He may show little interest in your life, your interests, or your goals. Instead, he may only focus on himself and constantly talk about his own achievements, desires, and needs. He will never ask you questions about you or show genuine curiosity about who you are as a person.
It can be disheartening when you realize that someone you thought cared about you is only interested in using you for their own benefit. A Leo man who is using you will prioritize his own needs and desires above yours, showing little interest in getting to know the real you.
This lack of effort to understand and connect with you is a clear indication that he is not invested in building a genuine and meaningful relationship.
When someone truly cares about you, they take the time to learn about your passions, dreams, and goals. They show a genuine curiosity in your life and actively engage in conversations to understand you better.
If you are looking for even more insights about how to tell if a Leo man is playing you, then also check out this video:
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He Makes Late Night Booty Calls
One of the warning signs that a Leo man is using you is if he consistently makes late night booty calls. He reaches out to you only when it’s convenient for him and only for physical intimacy, rather than investing time and effort into building a deeper emotional connection.
Late night booty calls can be a clear indication that the Leo man is not serious about you and is only interested in fulfilling his own physical desires. This kind of behavior shows a lack of respect for your boundaries and emotions.
A man who genuinely cares about you will make an effort to spend quality time with you, engaging in meaningful conversations and activities that strengthen your bond.
Furthermore, pay attention to how he treats you during intimate moments. Does he prioritize your pleasure and satisfaction, or is he solely focused on his own needs? A Leo man who is only using you for sex may disregard your desires and prioritize his own satisfaction, leaving you feeling unsatisfied and unfulfilled.
He Keeps You a Secret
Another warning sign that a Leo man is using you is if he keeps you a secret. He avoids introducing you to his friends, family, or anyone important in his life. He always keeps you at arms length and it is clear that he doesn’t want you to meet anyone important in his life.
This secretive behavior is a clear indication that the Leo man is not serious about you and is only using you for his own benefit. When someone truly cares about you, they want to show you off and integrate you into their life. They are proud to have you by their side and want the world to know how special you are to them.
Additionally, pay attention to how the Leo man treats you in public. Does he show affection and respect, or does he keep his distance? If he acts distant or disinterested when you are in public together, it may be a sign that he is using you and doesn’t want others to know about your relationship.
He Avoids Commitment
Another warning sign that a Leo man is using you is if he consistently avoids commitment. He may give you vague answers or excuses when you bring up the topic of a serious relationship. This lack of commitment shows that he is not looking for anything long-term with you and is only interested in casual interactions or keeping his options open.
You deserve someone who is willing to commit to you fully and openly. If a Leo man is always dodging the topic of commitment or giving you ambiguous answers, it’s a red flag that he’s using you for his own convenience. A man who truly values you will be eager to establish a committed and exclusive relationship with you because he sees a future together.
Pay attention to his actions rather than just his words. Does he make plans for the future that include you? Does he prioritize your relationship and invest time and effort into making it stronger? A Leo man who is genuinely interested in a serious relationship will make you a priority in his life and will make an effort to build a future with you.
He Is Never Affectionate
Another warning sign a Leo man is using you is if he is never affectionate towards you. Despite his charming and charismatic nature, a Leo man who is using you will rarely show affection.
He may withhold physical intimacy, avoid cuddling or holding hands, and generally keep his distance emotionally. This lack of affection can be a sign that he is not truly invested in the relationship and is only using you for his own needs.
A Leo man is usually known for his warmth and affectionate nature, so if he consistently lacks these qualities with you, it could indicate that he is using you for his own purposes rather than genuinely caring for you.
This is especially true if he shows affection and warmth towards others but not towards you, as it indicates a lack of genuine feelings on his part. And if this element is missing from the sex, then it may suggest that he is only using you for physical pleasure and not interested in a deeper emotional connection.
How To Beat A Leo Man At His Own Game
When a Leo man is using you and playing games, it’s important to recognize your worth and take control of the situation. Remember that you deserve to be with someone who truly values and respects you.
To beat a Leo man at his own game, assert your boundaries and communicate your expectations clearly. Let him know that you will not tolerate being used or manipulated. You need to know your worth and have the confidence to walk away if necessary.
Remember that love and relationships should be based on mutual respect, trust, and genuine care for each other. The best revenge is when you simply walk away from the situation and keep your dignity intact.
Remember that you are strong and deserving of a healthy and fulfilling relationship, and when a man starts playing games it is rarely worth the trouble and emotional turmoil. You deserve so much more.
Does Your Leo Man Pull Away After Intimacy?
Does your Leo man pull away or get quiet when you’ve just had a deep emotional connection?
Or perhaps he seems to disappear just when you thought he was getting closer?
Have you felt confused by his hot and cold behavior?
If so, then he might have an avoidant attachment style.
He could be Dismissive Avoidant and completely terrified of commitment… Or he could be Fearful Avoidant and REALLY want commitment, but get scared when he feels himself getting closer to you.
If he has either one of these attachment styles, you’re going to end up feeling extremely confused at times.
And both are caused by childhood trauma…
When you can see the scared little boy inside him that had to shut down his feelings if he’s dismissive avoidant… Or have a parent not provide his needs consistently if he’s fearful avoidant…
It can make it easier to have empathy and compassion for his confusing and frustrating behavior.
But that won’t fix it.
And while advice on attachment styles can be helpful…
What you really need to stop this frustrating hot and cold cycle is to understand him better.
Thankfully, there is a simple system to TRULY understand how he ticks based on his astrology.
It will stop him from pulling back when you begin feeling closer.
And it will accomplish this in only 30 days…
So no more crying yourself to sleep when he pulls back… No more feeling incredibly confused. And no more wondering what in the heck is going on with him…
Even if he has an avoidant attachment style.